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Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee- Family Travel Review

Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee Fun 

The kids and I got to take a 2 day sabbatical from Life and run away to the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation.  My MIL and FIL joined us and, as always with the Ritz, we had a relaxing yet magnificent getaway.  

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee

Morning Sunrise Lake Oconee Reynolds Plantation


There is a very good reason why Ritz-Carlton is my favorite hotel chain to travel with.  They are, bar none, the absolute best at customer service.  From the moment you pull in until the moment you leave, service is given with a genuine smile and the utmost concern for the customer’s happiness.  We had this experience at the Amelia Island location, and again on our Lake Oconee adventure. 

Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation beach fun


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I’ve had several people ask to explain our trip, and this is the best I can do: Have you ever watched Dirty Dancing?  You know the resort they go to?  It’s like that but WAY better.  The focus of Reynolds Plantation is peaceful lake relaxation mixed in with friends and family fun.  They have a train for the young kids to ride on, Ritz Kids which is a club you can drop the little ones off at for activities and babysitting, and a full playground to wear kids of all ages out!  Then there’s a beach equipped with every water sport you can imagine, boats galore, some of the world’s best golfing, and an infinity pool that overlooks the lake and hills.  At night there are live bands and s’mores under the stars.  There’s also a luxury spa and a four-star steak restaurant.  I didn’t personally try the restaurant out, but my in-laws did and they had nothing but wonderful things to say!



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My favorite part of our stay, besides ALL of those listed above, was the holiday decor.  If you follow me on IG stories you saw that the Ritz chefs were building a life-sized gingerbread house.  Made out of real gingerbread and candy.  The entire lobby smelled like my version of heaven and Hudson loved watching them work!  We had to go down to the lobby and watch the building progress each day.  The chefs even let Hudson help them!  It was so sweet. 

Like my last stay with Ritz-Carlton, I honestly only have a glowing recommendation to give.  The Reynolds Plantation is the perfect staycation for my fellow Georgians, or a vacation for you out-of-towners.  Come on down and enjoy some lake and relaxation!

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Reynolds Plantation Ritz Carlton

18 thoughts on “Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee- Family Travel Review”

  1. I love the Ritz Carlton! We have a lovely one here in St. Louis and we go there for brunch from time to time. We have often said we are going to do New Years Eve there!

  2. You can’t expect anything less from Ritz Carlton! I think it’s one of the best places to go with the family especially during the Holidays! It’s beautiful out there!

  3. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit! I would love to be able to take my family away for a get away at the holiday season.

  4. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    Wow! How lovely to stay at the Ritz Carleton, it looks so beautiful, I love the pictures. It looks like your little one enjoyed it as well.

  5. What an absolute beautiful get away! I would love just sitting by the lake with my family relaxing!

  6. Omg just love all of your photos!!!! Looks
    Like y’all had one fabulous time. Then again how could you not? The Ritz never disappoints

  7. Oh my goodness this place looks so beautiful! I also love the life-size gingerbread house – wow! So fun and what a way to get guests immediately into the holiday spirit!

  8. Oh my goodness this place looks so beautiful! I also love the life-size gingerbread house – wow! So fun and what a way to get guests immediately into the holiday spirit!

  9. Christina Aliperti

    Everything looks lovely here. I think this would be a great place to stay for our family vacation.

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